Monday, September 23, 2013

Dad's Favorite Corn Pancakes

I think the title says it all.  I posted on Facebook I was going to post a recipe that made me yack.  Some of you wondered why I would do that.  Let me tell ya, about a man named Walt...

My dad.  For as long as I can remember, my dad has been the backbone of our family.  The quiet, hard working, do what has to be done, kind of backbone.  He never needed praise, he only wanted to provide for his children, and be paid with hugs and kisses.  Sometimes, my dad, who signed himself into the military at 16, to ease the burden of mouths to feed for his parents, worked 4 or 5 jobs at once.  No, I am not kidding.  Ask him if he would ever change it.  He would tell you no.  Then he would tell you he would only change being able to spend more time with us.  When he would come home for dinner, after he would eat, his one luxury was watching MASH.  While he watched MASH however, I was sitting on the sofa behind him, putting curlers in his hair, barrettes, ribbons, maybe even some makeup.  Whatever it took to make us happy, he did.  He has never been afraid of hard work, he taught us all to be the same.  He loves us with passion, and he disciplined with passion.  He always made it clear he wasn't there to be our friend, he was our dad, and that was that!   Remember the days of having so much respect for your parents, you would never do anything wrong, just for fear of making THEM look bad or disappointing them??  Thanks dad, for everything, but mostly for being our dad.  I love you!

I have been spending a lot of time at my parents the last few months.  We had a conversation one night about all the things my mom used to cook that my dad hated.  He never said anything of course because, he ate what there was to eat.  My mom used to make biscuits with everything.  Recently he told her how much hated them, and always did!  However, she made this one thing for him that I hated!  I think a lot of my siblings disliked it as well, can't really remember.  We were having a bit of a celebration while I was there last week, and so I surprised him and made him his favorite pancakes.  He told me his mother used to make these for him as well.  I have never seen anyone eat it besides him, EVER in my life.  I guess you kind of  get a "twofer" with this one.  Omit the corn and you have the best pancake recipe ever! 

I have NEVER been able to make pancakes, until this recipe I found at my moms.  Not only were they perfect the taste was incredible.  I used only half of the batter for corn pancakes, and put vanilla in the other half and made regular for myself.  O. M. G. 

Give my dads a favorite a try, tell me what you think!  I know how it sounds, but, hey, anything for dad!

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 eggs beaten
4 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 can corn (drained)

Combine all ingredients until smooth.  Make sure to use nonstick spray or butter in your pan or on your griddle.  Using a 1/3 cup measure, make your pancakes on medium heat.  When they start to bubble they are ready to flip and the second side just takes about 30 seconds!  Serve with butter and syrup!!

If you omit the corn and add, 1 tbsp. vanilla, you will have AMAZING pancakes!  The batter should be a bit runny, that is the secret is to light and fluffy pancakes! 

I hope you enjoy these!  We used to have them for dinner, fairly often.  Likely because they were cheap for a family 10-12 to make!  We were also, a big breakfast for dinner family!

Your "my dad is the REAL Santa but shhh don't tell anyone" Chefwannabe


  1. Sounds like we had the same type of Dad...not surprising that I married the same kind of man! Lovely men and patient! I love this recipe, and will be making it soon. Enjoy your Dad while he is still here, on Earth! Sad to say, both my Dad and Hubby have passed and I will miss them always!

  2. Thank YOU Claire for taking time to leave me a comment! Dads are an amazing species!! Cheers to great dads!

  3. My son and I have been searching for the perfect pancake recipe. I think we have found it with this one. They are delicious!! And we didn't use the corn.

    1. Awesome!! I do them without the corn as well! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you loved them, I truly appreciate it!

  4. He sounds like such a wonderful man!! Makes me wish I’d grown up with a dad

    1. He is! I am sorry you didn't grow up with a father, makes me sad for you. I bet you are a fabulous person, and doing great though!